Innotrans 2018

Experience the future of mobolity live

InnoTrans’ five segments include Railway Technology, Railway Infrastructure, Public Transport, Interiors and Tunnel Construction. InnoTrans is organized by Messe Berlin. The 12th InnoTrans will be held from 18 to 21 September 2018 at the Berlin exhibition grounds. A unique feature of InnoTrans is its track and outdoor display area where everything from tank wagons to highspeed trains is displayed on 3,500 linear meters of tracks.

A unique feature of InnoTrans is its track and outdoor display area on 3,500 linear meters of tracks. Photos: INNOTRANS

Since the introduction of the Bus Display in 2016, InnoTrans offers vehicle manufacturers the possibility to showcase their buses on a static display area and on the adjacent Demonstration Course. The Public Transport segment is especially well represented this year. More than 400 exhibitors will present their latest products in the fields of information technology and passenger fare management, wireless and telecommunication systems, as well as software, ticketing and transport management over 22,000 gross meters, making this segment the third largest at InnoTrans.


Digital networking, too, is once again a major theme of the exhibitions. The purpose is, firstly, to enable customers to gain quick access to all modes of transport and inform them about the best possible combination in a matter of seconds. And, secondly, to provide transport operators with smoother and safer management of the growing offering.

Market place of opportunity

The composition of the exhibitors and trade visitors is just as varied as InnoTrans’ product and services offering. Trade visitors will come to the latest industry get-together in Berlin from 119 countries. 62 percent of the exhibitors and 55 percent of the visitors are travelling to the German capital from abroad. A total of 60 countries, from Egypt and Bahrain to Malaysia and Singapore to the United Arab Emirates and Belarus, are represented.

Urban cableways are represented at InnoTrans as well. This cabin from LEITNER ropeways was introduced to fair trade visitors in 2016.


New Zealand will attend for the first time. 76 percent of the trade visitors are involved in decision-making and 94 percent of the exhibitors confirm the high quality of their contacts from among trade visitors. Representatives of public as well as private transport enterprises and operators, transport technology manufacturers and suppliers, construction companies, engineers, geologists, miners, management, authorities and ministries, consulting firms, professional associations and institutions, science, research and development, loading industry and media can be found among the visitors and exhibitors.

Extensive support program

The exhibition hosting some 2,900 exhibitors presenting in 41 exhibition halls and in outdoor areas will be rounded off with a top-class support program. It will be launched with a grand opening to which more than 1,000 guests from the fields of economy, politics and media have received an invitation. The event will be concluded with the InnoTrans Convention in the framework of which discussion forums, exhibitor presentations in the Speakers’ Corner and Executive Tours will be held on the last day of the fair. ts